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New programmes for 2022

by Richard Watts

This is a season of promises isn’t it? Who hasn’t described an aspiration or commitment without the means to deliver on it?
We want to put heart and substance back into good intentions and have designed a range of programmes for 2022 and beyond, to support you to manifest those manifestos and create breakthroughs in areas that have proved hard to shift.
Designed specifically so that you, your organisation, group or network can build these services and programmes into the organisation development plans you are writing right now – so you can make concrete, resourced plans that you know will mean you deliver on your intentions, they have been shaped through our direct work with more than 250 NPO organisations in the last funding round, to create options you can buy into now, or budget to engage with in the years to come.
Find out more and select from the options below, or get in touch so we can create a tailored plan with you – an “application-ready” Organisation Development, Transformation or Workforce development Plan… created together and designed so you can deliver on those promises.

Which of these programmes might be most useful for you?

Office for Leadership Transition

The Office for Leadership Transition work with Boards and Executive Directors to transition their leadership teams and create inclusive change. We are committed to helping cultural leaders to enable a proactive, dynamic and supported transformation of representation at the tops of their cultural organisations to better reflect the audiences and communities that they exist to serve.

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Creating Transformation

Creating Transformation provides sustained and immersive support for all arts and cultural organisations across the UK. With 18 months of intensive learning, workshops, mentoring, action learning, tools, resources and personal development Creating Transformation enables organisations to re-model, re-shape, realign, refocus and reimagine their futures. This programme is for organisations who are hungry to lead the sector to become more relevant, equitable, sustainable, resilient, dynamic, ambitious, creative and socially just.

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Transforming Governance

A multi-layered change programme facilitating a national Governance Reset across all boards within the cultural sector, pro-actively supporting organisations to re-distribute power and agency and deliver on their responsibilities around representation and cultural democracy.

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Brokering wider, deeper relationships

Our response to the recent ‘Addendum to guidance for NPO application’ from Arts Council England: a new brokering service to support you to create wider, deeper relationships across England, realising your goals for greater impact, and the Arts Council’s goal for more equitably distributed cultural investment, experiences and infrastructure.

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Green Light: Programming for Environmental Responsabilty

A series of masterclasses, for organisations and practitioners looking for inspiration and tools to help them embed Arts Council England’s ‘Environmental Responsibility’ investment principle into their creative programmes for the upcoming NPO application round or beyond.  This programme is in collaboration with Invisible Dust, a sector leader in curating climate art-science projects since 2009.

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Organisational Development for Global Majority Cultural Workers

A co-created skills sharing and development programme for, with and by freelance cultural workers of colour who have experience of, or ambition to, support cultural organisations to transform, shift their cultures and develop new ways of working.

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Holistic support and practices for organisational wellbeing

A bespoke and adaptive programme of holistic and wellbeing practices and perspectives, enabling individuals to recognise and hold their power, explore vulnerabilities, build their capacity for resilience and open to creating positive change. 

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If you can’t see a programme that suits you, do get in touch using the contact form below.

Perhaps we can shape something together? And if you’re looking for bespoke service and packages, we’ve got that covered too:


Services and packages


  • In house Leadership development programme – We’ll work with you to define a programme of leadership development.  Designed and built in partnership, delivered in house, we’ll create a programme to ensure you meet your Leadership and Management development goals.
  • Organisational Development Club – Fixed cost, predictable investment solution. Organisation Development support from people make it work when you need it throughout the year
  • Peer Exchange – A blended package to enable you to learn with partners, colleagues or place-wide partnerships
  • Governance Review – A tailored package to help you create a modern, agile and representative trustee body and workplan that will truly support your organisation, vision and impact.

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